“Right speech” saves relationships, mends hearts

“Right speech” saves relationships, mends hearts

Greater happiness? Less suffering? Let your everyday speaking and listening lead the way. Few teachings are as refined and as practical as those that guide us on Buddhism’s “The Noble Eightfold Path”. Today I am thinking deeply about the third: Right speech.  [You will also find a video talk on this website on “Right View”.] […]

Universal Heart Newsletter and invitation to celebrate

Universal Heart Newsletter and invitation to celebrate

“The radiance that is neither East nor West comes from a single moon”  Rumi Dear Universal Heart Networkers These newsletters are intended to be all about “you”! But this time I want to ask you to celebrate with me two anniversaries and one event. This month it is ten years since my ordination at St […]

Dr Stephanie Dowrick celebrates our gift of life

“I see the gates of happiness opening for you!” Please enjoy this vital talk, inspired by one of the most exquisite of the Upanishads, as well as by contemporary poet Mary Oliver, given on 20 October 2013 by Reverend Dr Stephanie Dowrick at Interfaith in Sydney, Pitt Street Uniting Church, Sydney. What theme could matter […]

Stephanie Dowrick offers a practical peace testimony

Peace-making is no longer an option. (And never was.) To be worthy of life, we must choose to embrace peace-making as a way of being. We must contribute on an active daily basis to the safety, happiness and well-being of all those with whom we share this planet. I offer this as a guide, inspiration, […]

Stephanie Dowrick on YouTube: Peace in Our Hearts

Please enjoy this talk by Dr Stephanie Dowrick , addressing the need and desire that so many of us have to create greater or more sustained peace in our hearts. Peace cannot stop in our hearts, of course. But if there is no peace in our hearts, our efforts to live in greater harmony with […]

Stephanie Dowrick on YouTube: Living the Golden Rule

Please enjoy this talk from Dr Stephanie Dowrick on what is universally known as “the Golden Rule“. Without an understanding and practice of “doing no harm” and recognising that your neighbour feels and needs as you do, our claims to spiritual or psychological maturity are so easily lost. However, we will never learn to live […]

In Sydney? Seeking spiritual depth and community?

Inspiration that uplifts and sustains, together with genuine spiritual community, can be found at our beautiful universally inclusive services held each month on the THIRD SUNDAY at 3pm (January excepted), at Pitt Street (264) Uniting Church. Sublime music from Dr Kim Cunio & Heather Lee.  The liturgies are written and led by Dr Stephanie Dowrick, […]

Stephanie Dowrick on YouTube: Transforming our view

In this short, immediately uplifting talk, Dr Stephanie Dowrick reminds us of our power to contribute to a kinder, more tolerant world – and that we will lift our own joy and delight in life as we do so. This profoundly affects how we will regard and trust our inner resources when we do have […]

Universal Heart Newsletter March 2012

Dear Universal Heart Networkers “Well and happy”  *  “Time?”  *  Sydney service, 18 March 2012  *  Forthcoming events, including 31 March, Sydney; 5-9 April, Easter Retreat; 12-13 May, Byron Bay  *  How to meditate: ideas & guided CDs * Books on-line * “May peace prevail” I hope this finds you well? And that you are […]